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Desperate Times… JULY 2, 2020 Our palliative care team works in many different hospitals and we have been horrified at how low the average health professional’s morale is right now. The unpredictable nature of the pandemic and the constant threat of infection, infecting others and...
JUNE 21, 2020 Mind the Gap I have just come off two different zoom meetings and am left with and overwhelming sense of ‘Mind the Gap’. If you have travelled on the underground train system in the UK you will be aware of the voice...
JUNE 21, 2020 #PALLIATIVECAREINCORONA What crazy times we are currently living in! The COVID-19 pandemic has touched everyone’s lives in some way and no-one is sure when “normality” will return. We can guarantee that whenever that is, it will be a normal like nothing we...
Lockdown, Ubuntu and the birds APRIL 22, 2020 Written by Tracey Brand, Umduduzi Director and Palliative Care Medical Social Worker One of my favourite pastimes is feeding the wild birds in our garden. I love watching them waiting for the feeders to be filled and...
Adding life to years MARCH 31, 2020 This year has been seriously difficult for everyone. COVID-19 has interrupted and in many cases ended life as we know it. As an NPO providing care and support to some of the sickest and vulnerable children in KZN,...
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